Die Hard

The Top Five Worst ‘Die Hard’ Rip-Offs

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by Matt Singer March 1, 2016 @ 8:36 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

Remembering Alan Rickman in 6 Classic Roles

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by Charles Bramesco January 14, 2016 @ 12:31 PM
This morning’s big Oscar nominations announcement had to contend with an even more major and affecting piece of breaking news. A few days after David Bowie passed into the next dimension, cancer has taken another sixty-nine-year-old Brit from us: esteemed actor Alan Rickman. Flip to the word “arch” in the newest editions of the Oxford Goes To Hollywood dictionary, and there you’ll find a photo of Rickman, single eyebrow raised, his tone of dour bemusement audible even from the printed page. The man gained the most international recognition from a choice role in a certain franchise about a boy wizard, but he was an actor of boundless versatility who gifted audiences plenty of fond moviegoing memories.

Yippie-Ki-Yay, Here Are 10 ‘Die Hard’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 17, 2015 @ 10:39 AM
Before he was cast in Die Hard, Bruce Willis was known primarily as the star of ABC’s TV comedy Moonlighting, so he wasn’t the first person Hollywood thought of to star in their big action movie. In fact, before they offered Willis the role, they actually approached Arnold Schwarzenegger hoping to turn Die Hard into a Commando sequel. This is just one of the Die Hard facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

Guy Who Took Out Newspaper Ad to Pitch ‘Die Hard’ Sequel Gets a Movie Deal

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by Charles Bramesco December 17, 2015 @ 10:17 AM
20th Century Fox
With Bruce Willis seemingly uninterested in the far-off possibility of yet another Die Hard film, Eric Wilkinson’s dream was all but dead in the water. And while it’s true that he won’t go on to direct a new Die Hard movie, the ad was far from futile for this determined filmmaker.

Bruce Willis Responds to Fan’s ‘Die Hard 6’ Pitch

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by Charles Bramesco November 16, 2015 @ 10:08 AM
20th Century Fox
The hardest part of making it in the business of show is getting started. For someone on the outside looking in, getting a foot in the door can be all but impossible without a few well-placed connections. One determined Die Hard fan, independent writer/producer Eric D. Wilkinson, took a decidedly unorthodox back route in his efforts to engineer the planned sixth installment in the popular action franchise. The man had a pitch, and a good one at that, but he had no way of getting an appointment with a hotshot Hollywood executive. So he did what he could, and left the pitch where he could be assured someone would see it.

‘Die Hard 6’ Being Developed as a John McClane Origin Story

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by Britt Hayes October 14, 2015 @ 6:41 PM
20th Century Fox
Great news if you’re a Die Hard fan, disappointing news if you aren’t a fan of the more recent sequels: Die Hard 6 is officially in the works, with Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman returning to take Bruce Willis’ John McClane on another action-packed adventure. But the current plan for the next installment in the franchise is to take it back in time, with Die Hard 6 serving as a prequel of sorts.

The 25th Anniversary of 'Die Hard' - How John McClane Changed Action Movies (and Us) Forever

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by The Midnight Writer July 15, 2013 @ 8:10 AM
20th Century Fox
The story goes that, in 1975, author Roderick Thorp took a night off from writing to catch a movie. His flick of choice, ‘The Towering Inferno’, is the fictional account of a hulking 138-story structure named The Glass Tower and an electrical fire that traps a gathering of revelers celebrating the building’s opening.
Thorp was enthralled with the storyline involving the tower architect, portrayed by Paul Newman, and his attempt to shuttle a cast of the A-list stars like Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire and OJ Simpson off the 81st floor and down to safety while San Francisco Fire Department Chief Michael O'Hallorhan (played by movie icon Steve McQueen) battles the blaze on the floors below.